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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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faculty

TESL Education Faculty Candidate Visits

October 25, 2017

The Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department in the School of Education has extended invitations to three final candidates for the position of visiting assistant professor of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). This new faculty member will provide support to our new federal $2.7 million National Professional Development grant by teaching courses, developing curriculum, and collaborating in research. The Webster campus community is invited to attend each candidate’s job talk and discussion.

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Ibroscheva

News Around Webster: Ibroscheva, Tamashiro, Lochli

October 19, 2017

School of Communications associate dean Elza Ibroscheva recently published in two European peer-reviewed journals, on Bulgarian television and Hillary Clinton’s use of Twitter in the 2016 election. ... School of Education professor Roy Tamashiro presented two papers relating to the little-known Jeju 4.3 Massacre in South Korea. ... Webster Thailand’s Roland Nikolaus Lochli published a German language book on East Asian giants, “Die Volksrepublik China, Japan und das Ostchinesische Meer, 1970-2012.”

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Fall RAD conference to take place Dec. 15

Call for Submissions: Research Across Disciplines (RAD) Conference Fall 2017

October 04, 2017

The submission period is now open for Webster’s Fall 2017 Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, to be held Friday, Dec. 15 in Browning Hall and the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus, with opportunities for extended campus and online students to participate remotely. Submissions are being accepted now through Nov. 3.

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Jenni Taylor graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies

Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path

September 14, 2017

Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.

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Webster University in the news

In the News: English Language Learner grant; MacCartney on gender gap; Karlovsky on dance

September 11, 2017

In further coverage of the $2.7 million federal grant Webster University received, President Stroble was quoted in the Post-Dispatch and DJ Kaiser in St. Louis Public Radio stories. ... Danielle MacCartney was interviewed for a WalletHub feature on causes of the gender gap in health and survival. ... Dawn Karlovsky was the interview subject for Nancy Kranzberg’s arts show on KDHX-FM radio.

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Fox2 coverage of the $2.7 million grant for Webster University's School of Education.

In the News: $2.7M DOE grant, Psihountas, Mitchell advice to Fine Arts freshmen

September 06, 2017

Fox2 visited campus to speak with Provost Julian Schuster and School of Education professor DJ Kaiser about the $2.7 million grant to train local teachers for working with English language learners. ... Finance professor and MBA director Debbie Psihountas was interviewed in an “Ask the Expert” feature at WalletHub about auto industry sales and consumer purchasing tips. ... Alumnus Jerry Mitchell was featured in Playbill’s piece, "15 Broadway Stars Share Their Best Advice for College Freshmen."

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School of Education Receives $2.7 Million Grant

September 05, 2017

More Missouri K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to further their careers and complete new advanced certifications thanks to a federal National Professional Development (NPD) grant received by the Webster University School of Education. Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has received a $2.7 million NPD grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. This is the largest grant that Webster University has yet received.

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Faculty networking and resource fair

Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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Kingston

News Around Webster: Pollak, Kingston, Woolf, Cornell

August 03, 2017

Associate professor and institute director Lindsey Kingston contributed a chapter to the new book "Understanding Statelessness." ... Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak is co-editor of "Representation," a book in a series from the Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory. ... Professor Linda Woolf has been named a fellow within the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). ... School of Education associate professor and department chair Thomas Cornell presented at the World Congress on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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